Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), Istanbul

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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) showcases Islamic art including textiles, tiles, and ethnographic dioramas, spanning from the 8th to the 20th centuries. Its striking stone building dates back to 1524; over the course of its history it has served as a house, prison, and clothing factory. Here you'll see one of the greatest collections of carpets in the world. Tour the exhibits to find vivid frescoes and mosaics, carved and inlaid wood pieces, and colorful porcelain objects. Learn how Turks have lived from numerous ethnological dioramas, from the time of nomads to the present day. The museum also has an unmatched overlook of the Blue Mosque and its surroundings. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) by using our Istanbul travel planning tool .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Take a half an hour if it falls,,, your way immediately to the mosque, across from Thomas, the Umayyad, Abbasid period manuscript belonging to Kuranlar, Wood, fabric and stone workmanship-related works. However, the Museum exhibited Cizre-UluCami door belonging to the door knob and stolen one of 1969 and then Denmark in a Museum in the 90 entrance and still she reversed the truth inside.
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  • July 29, 2017
    Chronological history of Islamic States who works in manuscript on display at the Museum of relics belonging to Allah there each year which footprint here in the month of Ramadan is a great preparation for intervention to eyüp can visit this place every day of the year the Islamic civilization as kültürlen. is a small place that is not very quiet visitor max 45 minutes going through the Museum card.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Because it is built into the museum pass the Museum was entered. But this is an unexpected big answers. It's not unusual Museum. Mass in the Holy room, Mohammed's footsteps that contained his mustache glass boxes were on display. Further, Turkey age age commentary and excavated in that era were exhibited. In the study.
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  • Very nice UT has many historical items . It's not that large but absolutely must see. Especially if you are interested about the subject
  • Well organized museum with comprehensive displays on Islamic and Turkish arts. Lovely kelims and quite a few sacret relics and ancient Qurans on display.
  • Wow. Got chills seeing the artifacts and art several hundred years old. I spent 4 hours here, I could have easily spent more. GO.
  • It's just OK, if don't have so much time in Istanbul just skip it, you can find many more interesting places within walking distance. There are nice carpets, scripts inside.
  • An odd museum... there are ancient bowls and carpets, but also bits of Mohammed's (p.b.u.h) beard and his footprint... all very nice...but not what I expected...

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